[HOT] Moving on with the Election

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Mon Mar 23 14:48:16 UTC 2015

Hi Mark, 

Our discussions showed that we have little information at this point of the election abouth the Board and ED actions over the last year. Their absence in the discussion tend to show that they are not ready to share with the members, that they dont agree with values of accountability to the membership.

As I expressed before,  actions should be taken to assure that the membership can better play his democratic role in the organization.  

To address these problems of accountability, openess, involvement of membership, I invite you and others to present to the membership your philosophy of management in the organization, how you see that we can have more accountability, mechanisisms or directions for the members to play a greater role or otherwise why you would prefer status quo.

And surely, you should present any other elements of management of this organization that you think are essential to reorient.


      De : Mark Cupitt <markcupitt at gmail.com>
 À : Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team <hot at openstreetmap.org> 
 Envoyé le : Lundi 23 mars 2015 8h52
 Objet : [HOT] Moving on with the Election
Dear All
I have sat back over the last few days, as have many members and watched with interest the different posts from the different parties.
As a Voter, and a potential board member who has to work with the other people elected to the board, I am very interested in looking toward the future, not the past, and what the people who may be elected want to achieve for HOT the NGO, HOT the Volunteer Community, but most importantly, for the people that we came together to help in the first place.
The email exchanges have almost all focused on the past and only a very few points. Yes these are important, but also, the future actions of the board are also just as important. Any open issues will be resolved in the first month or two. There is still another 10 or 11 months of work ahead and much to do.
In terms of any issues that have been brought to light, I am absolutely confident that the membership is capable of electing a board who is able of deal with what ever needs to be done in the best interests of the organization and the membership, so lets move on to other business.
I call on all candidates to focus on the positive aspects of what THEY will do for HOT as an elected board member and provide the voting membership with the most information on their capabilities, ideas and visions for HOT in the coming year.
Mark Cupitt
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